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A male player wearing the regular full black armour set
A female player wearing the regular full black armour set (lg)

Black equipment consists of weapons and armour stronger than steel equipment, yet weaker than mithril equipment. Black, along with its counterpart White, is a coloured form of Steel as a result from specialised forging techniques which also slightly increase its defensive capability.[1]

Disassembling black equipment (weapons and armour) always gives knightly components.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Black weapons give medium attack bonuses. Players require an Attack level of 25 to wield them. Black in general is much more expensive than steel as many players like the dark black colour as well as the fact that some black items cannot be bought from stores. Because of this, some high-level players may still be seen wielding black weapons and armour. All black items cannot be smithed. Black armour is comparable to white armour, unlocked after the Wanted! quest. However, white armour is for members only and has a slight Prayer bonus. Players wishing to fight the Tormented wraith after the Summer's End quest must equip black armour and weapons.

Melee weapons[edit | edit source]

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributePrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayer
Black battleaxe.pngBlack battleaxeSlash372.5381------7,923
Black cane.pngBlack caneCrush220.8354-----21,101,563
Black claw.pngBlack clawSlash240381------4,203
Black dagger.pngBlack daggerStab240381------4,328
Black hatchet.pngBlack hatchetSlash147381------2,929
Black longsword.pngBlack longswordSlash306.3381------2,591
Black mace.pngBlack maceCrush240381-----24,680
Black scimitar.pngBlack scimitarSlash240381------3,220
Black sword.pngBlack swordStab306.3381------3,560
Black warhammer.pngBlack warhammerCrush372.5381------4,097

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributePrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayer
Black defender.pngBlack defender---Stab57.638138.1---
Off-hand black battleaxe.pngOff-hand black battleaxe---Slash186.2381---3,504
Off-hand black claw.pngOff-hand black claw---Slash120381---1,987
Off-hand black dagger.pngOff-hand black dagger---Stab120381---2,040
Off-hand black longsword.pngOff-hand black longsword---Slash153.1381---2,317
Off-hand black mace.pngOff-hand black mace---Crush120381---3,142
Off-hand black scimitar.pngOff-hand black scimitar---Slash120381---2,213
Off-hand black sword.pngOff-hand black sword---Stab153.1381---2,392
Off-hand black warhammer.pngOff-hand black warhammer---Crush186.2381---2,356

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Black 2h sword.pngBlack 2h swordSlash558.8381---3,978
Black halberd.pngBlack halberdSlash558.8381---6,440
Black spear.pngBlack spearStab558.8381---8,176

Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Black bolts 5.pngBlack boltsBolt240----20
Black brutal 5.pngBlack brutalArrow192----91
Black crossbow.pngBlack crossbowBolt-502---1,152,841
Black dart.pngBlack dartThrown240381---1,556
Black knife.pngBlack knifeThrown240381---899

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Off-hand black crossbow.pngOff-hand black crossbow---Bolt-5021,254,162
Off-hand black dart.pngOff-hand black dart---Thrown120381102
Off-hand black knife.pngOff-hand black knife---Thrown120381124

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Black 2h crossbow.pngBlack 2h crossbowBolt318.8381---21,648

Armour[edit | edit source]

Black armour is currently the fifth-highest quality armour on the standard spectrum of metal armours (bronze to dragon). Black armour requires 25 Defence to wear. Regular full black costs around 9,000 coins. Black, along with dragon and white, are the only three metals that cannot be smithed into weapons or armour (except for the Dragon platebody and Dragon square shield).

In the March 2012 Behind the scenes it was announced that this armour, along with various others, would be given a graphical overhaul.

Regular black armour[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm.pngBlack full helm76.2-----1,677
Black helm.pngBlack helm70.8-----1,757
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody87.6-----3,763
Black chainbody.pngBlack chainbody81.4-----3,075
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield76.2-----4,965
Black sq shield.pngBlack sq shield70.8-----2,345
Black gauntlets.pngBlack gauntlets19-----3,990
Culinaromancer's gloves 5.pngCulinaromancer's gloves 5 [rfd 1]10.1--3331,000
Black platelegs.pngBlack platelegs83.8-----2,221
Black plateskirt.pngBlack plateskirt83.8-----2,978
Black boots.pngBlack boots19-----1,298
  1. ^ Untradeable, can be bought after rescuing 4 characters within the Recipe for Disaster quest.

Elite black armour[edit | edit source]

Players can obtain special items of black armour, called Elite black armour, during and after the While Guthix Sleeps quest. Elite black armour requires 40 Defence to wear and is roughly the equivalent of Adamant armour. Players can wear this armour without having started the quest (and can purchase it on the Grand Exchange, although it is somewhat expensive). This armour is members only.

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Elite black full helm.pngElite black full helm107.2--9.8--124,782
Elite black platebody.pngElite black platebody123.2--14.7--102,559
Elite black platelegs.pngElite black platelegs117.9--12.2--71,742
Totals348.3--36.7--299,083

Black Knight captain's armour[edit | edit source]

Players will obtain Captain Dulcin's special armour during the quest The Death of Chivalry. It has no stat boosts or bonuses, existing only as cosmetic armour. After the quest, it can be obtained as a cosmetic override by replaying the fight against Dawn.

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonus
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black Knight captain's helm.pngBlack Knight captain's helm------
Black Knight captain's cuirass.pngBlack Knight captain's cuirass------
Black Knight captain's gown.pngBlack Knight captain's gown------
Black Knight captain's gauntlets.pngBlack Knight captain's gauntlets------
Black Knight captain's boots.pngBlack Knight captain's boots------

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Trimmed and heraldic armour has the same bonuses as standard black armour, however it is more expensive. These can be obtained by members from Treasure Trails or for free players by buying in Grand Exchange.

Trimmed[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm (t).pngBlack full helm (t)76.2-----5,463
Black platebody (t).pngBlack platebody (t)87.6-----7,548
Black platelegs (t).pngBlack platelegs (t)83.8-----6,356
Black kiteshield (t).pngBlack kiteshield (t)76.2-----5,840
Totals323.8-----25,207
Black plateskirt (t).pngBlack plateskirt (t)83.8-----2,737
Totals323.8-----21,588

Gold trimmed[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm (g).pngBlack full helm (g)76.2-----10,918
Black platebody (g).pngBlack platebody (g)87.6-----15,365
Black platelegs (g).pngBlack platelegs (g)83.8-----10,992
Black kiteshield (g).pngBlack kiteshield (g)76.2-----10,328
Totals323.8-----47,603
Black plateskirt (g).pngBlack plateskirt (g)83.8-----5,086
Totals323.8-----41,697

Heraldic[edit | edit source]

Black heraldic armour 1[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black helm (h1).pngBlack helm (h1)76.2-----1,098,576
Black platebody (h1).pngBlack platebody (h1)87.6-----1,033,015
Black platelegs (h1).pngBlack platelegs (h1)83.8-----968,921
Black shield (h1).pngBlack shield (h1)76.2-----1,008,093
Totals323.8-----4,108,605
Black plateskirt (h1).pngBlack plateskirt (h1)83.8-----917,135
Totals323.8-----4,056,819

Black heraldic armour 2[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black helm (h2).pngBlack helm (h2)76.2-----1,009,395
Black platebody (h2).pngBlack platebody (h2)87.6-----1,002,616
Black platelegs (h2).pngBlack platelegs (h2)83.8-----988,800
Black shield (h2).pngBlack shield (h2)76.2-----942,505
Totals323.8-----3,943,316
Black plateskirt (h2).pngBlack plateskirt (h2)83.8-----920,203
Totals323.8-----3,874,719

Black heraldic armour 3[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black helm (h3).pngBlack helm (h3)76.2-----995,475
Black platebody (h3).pngBlack platebody (h3)87.6-----966,206
Black platelegs (h3).pngBlack platelegs (h3)83.8-----991,702
Black shield (h3).pngBlack shield (h3)76.2-----962,975
Totals323.8-----3,916,358
Black plateskirt (h3).pngBlack plateskirt (h3)83.8-----917,432
Totals323.8-----3,842,088

Black heraldic armour 4[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black helm (h4).pngBlack helm (h4)76.2-----1,039,623
Black platebody (h4).pngBlack platebody (h4)87.6-----974,670
Black platelegs (h4).pngBlack platelegs (h4)83.8-----922,428
Black shield (h4).pngBlack shield (h4)76.2-----939,725
Totals323.8-----3,876,446
Black plateskirt (h4).pngBlack plateskirt (h4)83.8-----910,360
Totals323.8-----3,864,378

Black heraldic armour 5[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black helm (h5).pngBlack helm (h5)76.2-----1,017,760
Black platebody (h5).pngBlack platebody (h5)87.6-----957,889
Black platelegs (h5).pngBlack platelegs (h5)83.8-----941,487
Black shield (h5).pngBlack shield (h5)76.2-----965,249
Totals323.8-----3,882,385
Black plateskirt (h5).pngBlack plateskirt (h5)83.8-----898,467
Totals323.8-----3,839,365

Grand Exchange sets[edit | edit source]

Players can buy black armour sets on the Grand Exchange rather than buy each piece individually. The Grand Exchange offers two different sets of black armour for purchase.

Black armour set (lg)[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (lg).png Black armour set (lg) 32,732 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm.pngBlack full helm76.2-----1,677
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody87.6-----3,763
Black platelegs.pngBlack platelegs83.8-----2,221
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield76.2-----4,965
Totals323.8-----12,626

Black armour set (sk)[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Black armour set (sk).png Black armour set (sk) 31,373 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Black full helm.pngBlack full helm76.2-----1,677
Black platebody.pngBlack platebody87.6-----3,763
Black plateskirt.pngBlack plateskirt83.8-----2,978
Black kiteshield.pngBlack kiteshield76.2-----4,965
Totals323.8-----13,383

Elite black armour set[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Elite black armour set.png Elite black armour set 517,584 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Elite black full helm.pngElite black full helm107.2--9.8--124,782
Elite black platebody.pngElite black platebody123.2--14.7--102,559
Elite black platelegs.pngElite black platelegs117.9--12.2--71,742
Totals348.3--36.7--299,083

Black items that do not exist[edit | edit source]

  • Black arrows
  • Black javelins
  • Black pickaxe
  • Black throwing axe
  • Black hasta
  • Black ore
  • Black bar

Variants[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Postbag 41 - "Transcript:Anarchy in the KGP.", Letter 4, by Thurgo. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.